TIGERS & TEMPLES
India offers Tigers and unusual wildlife from the African safari. With 5000 years of history, the palaces and forts offer a unique glimpse into our past.
On this journey we get to see Tigers and other unique wildlife India has to offer. Palaces and temples which are famous and we will be visiting the Golden Triangle and select masterpieces along our journey.
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, some 200 km from Delhi.
Agra has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. There are also many other buildings and tombs from Agra's days of glory as the capital of the Mughal Empire.
Delhi is India's capital city and the home of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Government of India.
Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, legend estimates it to be over 5,000 years old. Over the millennia, Delhi is said to have been built and destroyed 11 times.
Jaipur belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It hosts several attractions like the City Palace, Govind Dev ji Temple, Vidhan Sabha, Birla Temple, several massive Rajput forts. It also serves as a stepping stone for travelers heading to the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
This park has a large biodiversity. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. The best times for tiger sightings at Ranthambore National Park are in November and May.
DAY 1 - I will meet and greet at New Delhi’s International Airport and we transfer from Delhi Airport to Oberoi Hotel for the night.
DAY 2 - After a scrumptious breakfast, we go sightseeing in the old and new city, you will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Chandni Chowk, take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk which was once the grandest of markets in India. Later visit Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Return to Oberoi for dinner.
DAY 3 - This morning we take an early flight to Jabalpur, on arrival we have a 4 hour drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. This afternoon will be our first game drive looking for tigers, we will overnight at Taj Safari Lodge (& beyond).
DAY 4 - Full day drive into the park, with picnic breakfast and lunch. Return to camp for dinner.
DAY 5 - Elephant back safari looking for Tigers.
DAY 6 - Early morning and evening game drive at Bandhavgarh National Park, return to camp for lunch.
DAY 7 - After breakfast we have a 5 hour drive to Khajuraho Temples, catch a train to Agra. Overnight at Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel
DAY 8 - This morning we visit the Taj Mahal by sunrise. After lunch we will visit the red sandstone Agra Fort and back to Taj for sunset. Dinner at the Hotel.
DAY 9 - After breakfast we drive to Bharatpur railway station. Here we catch our train to Sawai Madhopur, then a transfer to Ranthambhore. Overnight at Oberoi Vanyavilas Hotel
DAY 10 - Morning and afternoon game drives.
DAY 11 - Morning and afternoon game drives.
DAY 12 - This morning we have a road transfer for approximately 4 hours to Jaipur. In the afternoon we visit the Amber Fort. Overnight at the hotel ‘Oberoi Rajvilas’.
DAY 13 - Morning is at leisure, later you will be chauffeured to Jaipur airport for your flight Delhi. (9W 2262 12/00/1300 Hrs).
On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to the Trident Hotel.
We have day use rooms till our departure.
The Oberoi, New Delhi reflects the city’s spirit in a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to make this the Capital’s most graceful and elegant hotel.
The Oberoi Rajvilas is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas is India’s leading luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger.
The earliest authenticated human remains in South Asia, dated to about 30,000 years ago. Nearly contemporaneous Mesolithic rock art sites have been found in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, including the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh.
Around 7000 BCE, the first known Neolithic settlements appeared on the subcontinent in Mehrgarh and other sites in western Pakistan. These gradually developed into the Indus Valley Civilisation the first urban culture in South Asia.